Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mini Retreat

The advantages to a retreat are being able to focus your entire attention on getting projects finished.  Of course the prep work for a retreat can be quite daunting.  I mean really you are literally packing up your entire sewing room.  The jilted quilter's sewing group got together on Monday for a 12 hour mini retreat.  Here are some of the projects we were able to complete...Carolyn and Janiel were working on a candle mat project out of the latest issue of Primitive Quilts magazine.
 They did enlarge it a bit to use up every bit of their wool backgrounds.  Love the white specks in Janiel's piece.
 Here is another project from last years winter edition.  Sharon had finished hers and the rest of us were fast on her tail.
 Susan, our hostess, had suggested we make some of these adorable ball jar lid pumpkins.
 Meanwhile she worked feverishly trying to complete this Christmas quilt for her baby granddaughter.
 I don't get to work on such fun projects as those.  I'm always making samples for quilt shops and today was no different.
 Sharon was finishing up the center on this June Lake retreat quilt that we all started back in 2008!!  Now that's a UFO.
What a great way to spend the day.  Having just finished up all my shows for the year it was a relaxing and fun filled day that reminded me again of why I do what I do.

1 comment:

linda said...

Always nice to be with friends and chat while being productive. Nice projects.